April Showers

Monday, April 4, 2011

I thought about this Charlotte Mason quote today as we played in the rain at the park:

"But what about the wet days? The fact is, that rain, unless of the heaviest, does the children no harm at all if they are suitably clothed." (Home Education, Vol 1, p.87).

Charlotte Mason's book, Home Education, published in 1906, can be downloaded as a free ebook from Google books.


  1. How fun to discover your blog! (Well, sort of discover - I clicked on the signature link in your email.) You have a refreshing view on childhood and exploration and it's inspiring to me that you are homeschooling with your kids being so young and close in age! My girls are one and two and I must admit this winter has been a rough one! Not sure if we met at the Fresh Pond walks last Fall but maybe we'll see you at one before we move to CO at the end of April!

  2. Thanks for your comment, Sarah, and for including your blog address. You have a wonderful blog and I look forward to following it! I hope we see you at Fresh Pond before you head out west! - Kerry

  3. I guess I should have known Charlotte Mason's books were in the public domain, but it never occurred to me. Thank you for pointing that out! I'm off to download a book that none of my libraries carry and that I wasn't sure I wanted to pay full price for. Great tip!

  4. Where do you get your kids' rain pants?